What to do: Loose Ruckman in your Forward Line

An opposition ruckman has shown up on our forward line as the loose man.  What should we be ready to do now? Here’s some options – provide some of your own in the comments below or discuss the pros and cons of the options suggested. If his role will be to act as a key…

An opposition ruckman has shown up on our forward line as the loose man.  What should we be ready to do now? Here's some options - provide some of your own in the comments below or discuss the pros and cons of the options suggested.

  • If his role will be to act as a key position player our Ruckman will come into the forward line, not necessarily to pick up, however putting himself into a dangerous position.
  • This will make the opponent come over and pick him up, if the opponent doesn’t pick him up then we must create space ( clear the area)  for this player then this  will create another dangerous option.
  • While this is happening either the FF or CHF plays up the ground becoming the ruckman.

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